Charles Woodson is willing to play either safety or cornerback this year, wherever the team needs him. But Woodson sounds like he thinks the Packers still need him more at cornerback.
Woodson said in an interview on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee that he’d be happy to move to safety if that’s where he needs to go, but he’s not sure who would take his place at cornerback.
“I think that it comes down to what the other guys are going to be able to do as far as the cornerback position is concerned,” Woodson said. “If one of those guys can take over that role and make the plays that need to be made at corner . . . with Nick Collins leaving, [and if] they need me to play safety, I’m not opposed to that. But I think that we have to make sure that cornerback position is going to be solidified and we’re comfortable with who is going to be out there at the corner.”
It remains to be seen whether second-round rookie Casey Hayward is ready to start at cornerback as a rookie, but Woodson said he was thrilled the Packers used their first six draft picks on defense.
“Last year, the way it went down and how poorly defensively we played,” Woodson said, “it was evident that we needed some extra push. So I was very excited.”